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Adele Thomas papers

 Collection
Identifier: L156
This collection includes title abstracts from title companies in Indianapolis, Indiana ranging from 1821 to 1962, regarding three properties.

Dates

  • 1821-1962

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Extent

0.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)

Biographical Note

Adele Mounger Thomas was born on December 21, 1912 in Memphis Shel, Tennessee to William H. Mounger, minister, and Kathryn G. Wall. She was one of three children, including Mary and Billy, and their father's ministry took them to live in numerous small towns in Mississippi.

She and her husband, Claude Thomas, an accountant, lived in Indianapolis, Indiana for over 30 years, where she was involved in many organizations and won the award of "Woman of the Year" in 1978, given by the B'nai B'rith. She also managed family real estate holdings for 20 years, including, at one point, 50 properties. She and Claude had two children: Cathy and John. The Thomases moved to North Carolina upon Claude's retirement. He predeceased her, and Adele died March 2, 1999 in North Carolina.

Sources:

Ancestry.com. "Monnger, Adele." 1930 United States Federal Census. Accessed February 3, 2016. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com.

Ancestry.com. "Thomas, Adele Mounger." North Carolina, Death Indexes, 1908-2004. Accessed February 3, 2016. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com.

Ancestry.com. "Thomas, Adele." U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995. Accessed February 3, 2016. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com.

Ancestry.com. "Thomas, Adele Mounger." U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007. Accessed February 3, 2016. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com.

Ancestry.com. "Thomas, Adele M." U.S. Social Security Index. Accessed February 3, 2016. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com.

"'Quiet Doer' to be Honored for Community Service." Indianapolis StarJune 22, 1978.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Adele Thomas in 1973-1976.

Accruals

No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/02/03 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2016/02/03 by Edythe Huffman.
Title
Adele Thomas papers
Status
completed
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

Contact:
140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.
317-232-3671